• WordNet 3.6
    • n tripe nonsensical talk or writing
    • n tripe lining of the stomach of a ruminant (especially a bovine) used as food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tripe The entrails; hence, humorously or in contempt, the belly; -- generally used in the plural.
    • Tripe The large stomach of ruminating animals, when prepared for food. "How say you to a fat tripe finely broiled ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tripe The entrails, bowels, intestines, or guts; hence, the belly: chiefly used in the plural.
    • n tripe The greater part of the stomach of a ruminant, as the ox, dressed and used for food. Tripe includes the whole of the cardiac division of the stomach—that is, of the two compartments known as the rumen, or paunch, and the reticulum. The former (called plain tripe) is the most extensive; the latter is the best, being that called honeycomb tripe. See cut under Ruminantia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tripe trīp entrails: parts of the compound stomach of a ruminant, esp. of sheep or horned cattle, prepared as food—the parts used being the paunch or rumen (yielding plain tripe), and the smaller reticulum (yielding honeycomb tripe)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tripe, F. tripe,; of uncertain origin; cf. Sp. & Pg. tripa, It. trippa, OD. tripe, W. tripa, Armor. stripen,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Celt.; Ir., triopas, W. tripa.


In literature:

The whole town knows when I've tripe for dinner, and where I have a patch or a darn.
"The House by the Church-Yard" by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
He says there was always tripe for Sunday mornings, and corned beef and cabbage on Mondays, and Monday was wash-day!
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
Excellent pease-pottage and tripe in Baldwin's Gardens at twelve.
"History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
It seems tripe was a favorite dish o' Joel's.
"Timothy's Quest" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
When, for the love of tripe?
"Andy at Yale" by Roy Eliot Stokes
She went to the butcher's to get him some tripe, And when she came back he was smoking a pipe.
"Children's Rhymes, Children's Games, Children's Songs, Children's Stories" by Robert Ford
For several days Jackson and his staff ate nothing but tripe without seasoning.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Another thing that is being largely counterfeited is tripe.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Simmer without boiling, that is the secret of making tripe tender.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
We call it 'Lotus' because we eat tripe to banish memory.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke

In poetry:

Does he live on turnips, tea, or tripe?
Does he like his shawl to be marked with a stripe,
or a DOT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
This medal could tell a tale, sir,
When things were merry and ripe.
Father gambled his money in horse-hair,
Cockles, confetti, and tripe.
"This Medal" by Billy Bennett
And the Players are bought and sold —like tripe
—Imagine the cruel suspense —
When I was put up for auction
And I didn't fetch eighteen pence !
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
And he wrote him ringing verse of horse,
And the stockman, and his pipe,
And the brooding bushland; but, of course,
The world just murmured - "Tripe!"
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
And why do they call us Beefeaters?
Is it 'cos we eat beef; Sir? Nay, nay.
The Sergeant eats pork and the Corporal eats bacon,
But I eat tripe three times a day.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
The old Queen's gone and I am here,
To eat my tripe and drink my beer,
Athinkin' as I wash my clothes:
We must have monarchs, I suppose . . .
Well, well,—'Taint no skin off my nose!
"Washerwife" by Robert W Service

In news:

You won't find beef tripe on the menu at the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant.
Western appetites need not be afraid of the pig intestine or tripe on the menu at Asian Court in Ellicott City.
No Need to Gripe About Tripe.
Don't want to support such tripe.
Which supplies packaged organ meats, such as liver and tripe, to supermarkets in Los Angeles.
No Need to Gripe About Tripe .
Birther baloney and Truther tripe .
If you're interested in making a tripe dish at home, here's a fresh take and two old-school classics.
A dish of tripe by Chef Tim Timko of Lenzi's Italian Restaurant in Monongahela.
Swing by Sergio Pollini's tripe stand on Via dei Macci in Florence, Italy.
Ah, the tripe sandwiches of Florence.
Madrigals, Tripe and Other Treats.
Tripe and tendon junkie Scott Schroeder might give digital shit to vegans, but his South Philadelphia Tap Room (1509 Mifflin St.) and American Sardine Bar (1801 Federal St.) serve some of the best animal-free fare in town.
The Pho Combination Bowl (with beef, meatballs, tripe and tendons) at Little Saigon Café, 1524 B W 23rd St.
If you cannot have enough editorial fortitude to keep this kind of divisive tripe out of your newspaper then I think it is time to cancel my subscription.